|Tip of the Week
Keep your honey out of the refrigerator. By storing it at room temperature, your honey will remain fresh tasting and last longer. This will also prevent the honey from crystallizing and becoming hard.
- Sue Johnson, Nature's Best -- Oregon Honey
Part of the beauty of farmers' markets is that our produce changes with the seasons. Stay current with weekly produce highlights here!
Brooks Cherries (Baird Family Orchards)
Congo Kohlrabi (DeMartini Family Farms)
Red Tide, New Red Fire and Envy Salad Mix (Thompson Farms)
Purple Stripe Garlic Scapes (Gales Meadow Farm)
Rainbow Chard (Persephone Farm)
|This Saturday, check out the Hollywood Library's Summer Reading Kick-Off and the Good for Your Health Fair both happening at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. Storyteller Rick Huddle will be entertaining the child in all of us at 9 am followed by Rick Meyers at 10 am.
Sweet Briar Chorizo and New Potato Salad with Hazelnuts and Sherry Vinaigrette
David Siegel, executive chef of the new restaurant Belly Timber, performed the first cooking demonstration of the season last Saturday at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. Stop by the market this Saturday to pick up the ingredients and try the recipe at home. Hard copies are available at the Information Booth.
2 chorizo links
3 or 4 new potatoes- blanched and sliced
1 small spring onion- slice thin
2 tsp sherry vinegar
a little bit of honey
Handful of hazelnuts
Knob of butter
2 T honey
Pinch of salt and pepper
2 T cooking oil
To toast the nuts:
Melt butter and honey together
on the stove and add the pinch of salt and pepper. In a mixing bowl, toss the
nuts with the butter/honey mix.
Lay the nuts out on a metal
cooking tray and toast in the oven at 300˚F, checking them
every few minutes for doneness. There is a fine line between nicely toasted and burnt,
so watch closely!
Bringing it all together:
Carefully slice the raw sausage into ½"
slices. Heat a pan on the stove and
add the cooking oil. When the oil is just starting to smoke, carefully add the
sliced sausage and potatoes. Crisp the sausage slices on
both sides and cook through (2-3 minutes).
In a mixing bowl, combine the
greens, toasted nuts, spring onion, vinegar, and drizzle the honey. Add
the sausage, and pour in a little bit of fat from the pan.
Toss the salad well and taste
for seasoning. Enjoy!
Special thanks to the following vendors for donating ingredients to the cooking demonstration:
Gales Meadow Farm: Spring onions
Ken and June's Hazelnuts: Hazelnuts
Nature's Best -- Oregon Honey: Honey
Sweet Briar Farm: Chorizo
Sweet Leaf Farm: Mixed greens
Winter Green Farm: Mixed greens and new potatoes
Community Booth Special Events
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.
The Hollywood Library will have a community booth at the
market this weekend to kick-off the annual Summer Reading Program.
The popular summer program runs from June 13-August 31st. Children
and teens will be able to sign up for summer reading games and enjoy
exciting entertainment with their families. Rick Huddle, a local and talented
storyteller, will offer amusement to all. Youth librarians from Gregory Heights, Albina and Hollywood Libraries
will also be in attendance to answer all your questions. Stop by the booth for new
book suggestions, events happening at the libraries over the summer, and to
check out the giant library card!
Loaves and Fishes
Don't miss the Hollywood Loaves and Fishes community booth
as they celebrate their annual Good for Your Health Fair inside the Rose City
Park Presbyterian Church this Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be cooking demonstrations, chair
massage, spinal checks, health assessments, and a raffle. The Police and Fire Department will also be
at the Fair between 10:00 am to noon. Hollywood Loaves and Fishes provides hot, nutritious lunches to
anyone over the age of 60, Monday through Friday. Stop by the Fair for more information!
Featured Vendor: Liepold Farms
by Liz Guest, HFM Volunteer
The Liepolds have been growing a variety of tasty
northwestern berries on their family farm in Boring, Oregon since the 1950s. They
were one of the premier vendors at the Hollywood Farmers' Market when it opened
in 1997. Marcia Liepold recalls braving the pouring rain on that first market
day. She survived and has been bringing berries to the market ever since.
Liepold Farms features strawberries, raspberries, black caps
(black raspberries), Marion
berries, blueberries, and boysenberries. They grow three types of fall season
blackberries and raspberries so they can remain at the market well into October.
This year, they are introducing fall season blueberries.
Marcia Liepold explains that their farm is very
family-centered and everyone in the family helps on the farm and at the
market. Marcia and her husband Rod strive to be good stewards of the land so their
son and daughter can eventually take over the farm and continue the legacy into
Marcia says farmers' markets are helping keep the farm a
viable business. She commented that the days of raising berries to sell to the
cannery are over and that the Hollywood Farmers' Market, along with other
farmers' markets, helps fill that gap by giving them the opportunity to sell
directly to the consumer.
Many are wondering how the recent cool temperatures have
affected the berry harvest. Liepold Farms made their first appearance at the
Hollywood Farmers' Market last Saturday under beautiful blue skies a few weeks
later than normal. This Saturday they will have fresh picked bright red Oregon strawberries at
their booth. Marcia doesn't know quite when the next variety of berries will be
ready but she is keeping an eye on the weather. She noted that the recent
series of sunny days has helped give the berries the jump start they needed. So
get out your canning jars and favorite berry recipes and stop by the Liepold
Farms booth to get your fresh picked berries!
|The Hollywood Farmers' Market is open Saturdays, May through October from 8am - 1pm and November 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 9am - 1pm. We are located on NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd).
For more information, check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.
See you Saturday!
Hollywood Farmers' Market